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Ellyn Wexler knows what you like. Sure, she’s Brooklyn born and bred, but the arts and entertainment writer-editor has made it her business to know exactly what’s going on all over Montgomery County—literally. And for nearly three decades, Wexler has used what she knows to get as many people as possible excited about the MoCo arts scene, most recen View more
Think you’re swamped this holiday season? You should meet Paul Morella. Of course, if you live in Montgomery County, you probably already have.
At age 18, when most ballerinas were approaching their professional peaks, Fran Ichijo did her first tendu in a classical ballet setting. Once you hear the rest of her story, however, that becomes the kind of life fact that seems irrelevant. Ichijo, who lives in Gaithersburg, went on to become an internationally known ballet star, and the dance com View more
Now in its 15th year, the Montgomery County Executive’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities celebrates individual artists, scholars, organizations and cultural patrons. This year, County Executive Ike Leggett chose visual artist Lila Oliver Asher, now in her mid-90s, as the Lifetime Achievement honoree.
CultureSpot MC caught up with the musician between rehearsals in his adopted hometown of New York City, fresh off a journey to South America and gearing up for another quick trip to Europe.
When it comes to bringing iconic or unknown characters to the stage, veteran actor Rick Foucheux begins by posing some simple questions: Who is your character? What has been the defining moment in his life? How has that moment made him into the individual he is now?
Grace Cho and Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez were born and bred in cities some 7,286 miles apart with almost nothing in common except a passion for the piano. In Seoul, South Korea, Cho had a conventional musical education from age 6, culminating at Seoul National University. Hernandez-Valdez, the youngest of eight children, began playing at age 12 in View more
As ArtStream enters its second decade of supporting people with disabilities through acting and art, it welcomed seasoned new Executive Director Heller An Shapiro.
Unlike any other arts nonprofit in the county, TWC offers a space for performance and visual arts on top of the literary. Sure, you can go to TWC to hone your writing skills, but you also can enjoy a play in its intimate black-box theater and peruse the vibrant work of local visual artists on its walls. In a Q&A, Callahan talked about upcoming chan View more
On her way to becoming a household name, Gaithersburg writer Orly Konig continues to make a name for herself championing writers of female fiction nationwide as the founding president of the Women’s Fiction Writers Association, now in its third year.
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